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Nils Grandelius vs Magnus Carlsen
Norway Chess (Blitz) (2016) (blitz), Stavanger NOR, rd 3, Apr-18
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Catalan Defense Accepted (A13)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-19-16  kamagong24: draw...
Dec-18-16  S4NKT: I noticed the Stockfish line "22. Nd3 g4 23. Nfe5 a5 24. Nf4 Ba6 25. h3 gxh3 26. Nxh3 Rc8 27. Rd6 Rc1+ 28. Kh2 Be2 29. Ng5 Rc2"

Now white is threatening Nxfx7 and has three pieces hovering around the black king, having the e and f pawns versus the e pawn is much better than a lone h pawn as we all know.

I thought it's an interesting line with the queen's knight moving 7 times until it lands all the way over on g5, as this isn't a tempo-precious opening, it's fine.

Several chess openings use the queen's knight to move over to the kings area to get an advantage. 22. Nd3 versus Nb3 doesn't need deep calculation it's just to select moving away from the king or moving towards the king.

Noteworthy is 16. Na4 which I saw someone else say "The Russians called this Bobby Fischer's move".

The knight is very active on c5 but what to do with it from there? This is why I mention the Stockfish line.

In the actual game we can congratulate Nils for scoring a draw.

At the moment chess has not yet reached the "draw death" which Capablanca suspected although I still think that someone should introduce Capablanca's chess solution into tournaments, you know that proposed game with 10 x 10 squares and two kings per player and the king has the moving power of a queen.

9 x 9 squares with a king at the new central e1 with the moving power of a current queen and two queens at d1 and f1, castling is a queenside castle in both directions, pawns move two squares including en passant, everything is the same aside from the 9 x 9 squares, two queens per player, new king movement and a rule which creates fewer draws, if a white queen touches a9 to i9 or i9 to a9 in one sweep, or a black queen a1 to i1 / i1 to a1 respectively, then this is considered to be a win, this is my variant, two-queen anti-draw long-reach king 9 x 9 chess.

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